Writing the book that will help traditional brick and mortar businesses move to a progressive internet marketing plan

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Know What Technorati Thinks About Your Blog

May 20, 2011

Technorati is a blog ranking and listing site that can help you gain traffic to your company website, so long as you have a blog. As we have mentioned in previous posts on the Internet Squeeze, using a blog to deliver your content marketing plan is a very effective and beneficial piece of the sales […]

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How Images Play Their Part In Your Sales Vortex

May 19, 2011

You can make some improvements to your search engine optimization and help build the gravity of your sales vortex by making small tweaks to your content along the way. One such tweak is optimizing your images (pictures) on your company website. Did you know that many people search for images when they are shopping for […]

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Enhancing Your Content Marketing

Tips On Enhancing Your Content Marketing

May 18, 2011

Yesterday’s post about the use of pictures to enhance a content marketing plan generated some good discussion about methods for making a website more engaging to visitors. I had posted links to this blog post on several different sites, and quite a few readers opined on enhancing content for better reader engagement. One such reader, […]

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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

The Use Of Visual Aids With Internet Marketing

May 17, 2011

Having a company website with brilliant content is very important if you want to win traffic from Google and the other search engines, but so much more needs to be done to capture the attention of the visitors to your site. This is just another example of how building a state-of-the-art content marketing website will […]

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Ask Your Customers To Guide Your Content Marketing Plan

May 16, 2011

I was talking the other day with a business owner who was just entering the world of content marketing with his new company website. He has been a reader of the Internet Squeeze since the first week of publication, and he has embraced the need to move his brick and mortar business to the internet. […]

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How To Get Everybody Involved In Your Marketing Message

May 13, 2011

I received a lot of feedback on my previous post which explained why everybody in the company needs to have a marketing mission. It certainly is not the way most companies are organized or planning to operate, but this element of the sales vortex is so vital that I felt a follow-up was in order. […]

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News Alert – Your New Job Is In Marketing

May 12, 2011

Here’s the message on every company bulletin board (or intranet) across the US for companies that are moving their operations to the internet … “Your Job Is Marketing! Help Us Reach Out To Customers.” That’s right, regardless of your current role in the organization, you now need to understand that you play a pivotal role […]

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Get Real Time Internet Marketing Feedback From Alexa

May 11, 2011

I was recently approached by Ryan Covino, an internet marketing consultant who specializes in training real estate agents to move their business online, to provide an interview about the Internet Squeeze. Specifically, Ryan wanted to know more about the book and what I am doing to help medium-sized businesses move their operations from traditional brick […]

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Creative Internet Marketing For Under A Dollar

May 10, 2011

Too often, people who are not tech savvy believe they must spend a lot of money to obtain creative internet marketing materials. This post is going to show a “sliver” of the sales vortex in action, demonstrating how to spend less than $1 to create a promotional video to encourage people to sign up to […]

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Creating Billiant Content For Your Sales Vortex

Ideas For Creating Great Content For Your Sales Vortex

May 6, 2011

As you start to develop a plan for providing brilliant content to your readers as the “gravity” for your internet marketing plan, you might be thinking that it will be difficult to come up with ideas for what to write about on your site. Everybody who starts a content marketing plan worries about this same […]

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The Internet Squeeze Is Two Months Old

May 5, 2011

I had a reader ask me yesterday how I was “coming along” on writing The Internet Squeeze, the book that will help traditional brick and mortar businesses transition to an internet marketing model. Well, I am happy to report that I am over 1/3rd of the way to completion, and I have no limit on […]

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Planning Great Content Marketing

Creating Focus And Clarity In Your Content Marketing Plan

May 4, 2011

If you have decided to move your brick and mortar business to the internet, then you most likely are working to establish a content marketing plan. The Internet Squeeze has addressed several issues regarding the importance of providing brilliant content for the visitors to your company website, so today we will examine how to focus […]

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Free Tools Offer Great Leverage To Your Content Marketing Plan

May 3, 2011

In a recent post on the Internet Squeeze, we covered how and why you should perform a SWOT Analysis as you prepare to evolve your brick and mortar business with an internet marketing plan. The SWOT analysis helps you gauge your current situation and how you stand to best take advantage of opportunities within your […]

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A Simple Starting Point For The Evolving Brick And Mortar Business

May 2, 2011

So you have a traditional brick and mortar business that you want to evolve to being a dominant local force on the internet, but you don’t know where or how to begin. The easiest thing to do is to “think like your customers” and go where they would go. Start by going to Google and […]

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Are You Feeling The Internet Squeeze?

April 29, 2011

I am finding so many business owners are feeling the internet squeeze, they just did not have a clearly defined understanding of what they were experiencing. For readers new to The Internet Squeeze, this effect is the pressure that companies are feeling from the need to be involved on the internet without yet realizing any […]

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You Must Evolve Or Die

Brick And Mortar Businesses: Evolve Or Die

April 28, 2011

When I speak with business owners and leaders about the transition from a brick and mortar business model to one that embraces interaction on the internet, it is not uncommon to see dread and trepidation on the faces of those who must lead their companies through the changes. But when I talk with the staff […]

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Branding Is Bunk: Focus On Engagement

April 27, 2011

Branding is a marketing focal point that has seen its time come and go, and now only serves as a menu item for marketing firms to sell to their clients. Countless millions (billions?) of dollars are spent each year “building the brand,” but this outdated strategy for business growth has been replaced. The American Marketing […]

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Permission-Based List Marketing Is The Bedrock Of Your Internet Marketing Plan

April 26, 2011

What would you do if somebody were to give you the list of a million people who had recently shown interest in something that related to your company’s products or services? More importantly, what would you do if everybody on that list voluntarily joined because they knew of you and thought of you as a […]

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What Every Internet Marketer Would Do If They Could Go Back And Start Again

April 25, 2011

If you were to talk to 100 successful online marketers and ask them “what is the one thing you would do differently if you could go back in time and just be starting off?,” the unequivocal top answer would be “I would start my list sooner.” For most companies, building a list of people who […]

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